The Do’s and Don’ts of Denture Care
March 30, 2021
Today, dentures provide a great solution to missing teeth for people of all ages. While dentures can improve your smile and confidence, it’s important to take proper care to keep them feeling good while protecting your overall oral health. To get the most out of your dentures, check out the dos and don’ts of denture care!
DO rinse dentures after every meal. This will help eliminate any food particles, which can prevent bad breath and gum disease.
DO brush your dentures daily just like you would with teeth to ensure a thorough clean. Use a denture brush with soft bristles and gentle brush in circular motions.
DO soak your dentures overnight. Remove your dentures and soak them in water or a denture-specific cleansing solution.
DO seek help for loose fitting dentures. Loose dentures can cause sores irritation and infection, so a visit to the dentist should be made as soon as possible.
DON’T use products that can damage your dentures. Stay away from harsh or abrasive paste or bristles.
DON’T sleep in your dentures. It is vital to take your prosthesis out at night as it will give your gums and bones time to relax from the pressure caused throughout the day
DON’T skip dental visits. Denture wearers are more likely to develop certain types of oral infections. Routine dental checkups can ensure your dentures are working properly.
DON’T bite and pull with tugging motions while eating. Take smaller bites to prevent breakage and wear of your dentures.
For more information about denture care or if you’re considering removable prosthetics, give Beall Dental Center a call!